Town of York, Green County, Wisconsin

Amended Minutes of Monthly Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Please Note:  These Town Board meeting minutes are posted as draft-only to inform town residents of the topics addressed at the board meeting.  These minutes are subject to review and possible revision at next month’s Town Board meeting and should not be considered official until they receive final board approval at that time.

The meeting was called to order by Dan Truttmann at 7:20 pm.  The meeting was held in person and as a video conference on Zoom.  Chairman Dan Truttmann, 1st Supervisor April Prusia, 2nd Supervisor Travis Leonard, and Clerk-Treasurer Marilyn Zipsie were present.  Verification of proper notice was given.

Public Comment-  Gail Phillips addressed the Board with questions about private roads. Jeff Moen, Larry Klosterman, Steve Hermanson, Jason Rowley, Dan Brandon and Mark Muench addressed the Board with opinions and questions dwelling units and potential changes to the Land Use Ordinance.

Minutes of 01/10/2023 Town Board Meeting –  Minutes for the Tuesday, 01/10/2023 Town Board Meeting.  Travis Leonard moved to approve the 01/10/2022 Town Board Meeting minutes as presented; second by Dan Truttmann.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report –  The Treasurer’s Report was presented.  Dan Truttmann moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented; second by Travis Leonard.  Motion carried.

Bills-  Marilyn Zipsie presented bills to be paid.  Dan Truttmann moved to accept the bills as presented; second by Travis Leonard.  Motion carried.

Patrolman’s Report-  Lance Moen reported on recent snowstorm and cutting of trees/brush. Lance reported that the Town is trying to cut back on salt use. New grader chains arrived.

Weed Commissioner Report-  Aaron Gifford reported that the best time to treat for wild parsnip is right away in the spring, as it is the first to green up. Discussed with the Board right-of-way sprayers for ditches.

Plan Commission Report-  Land transfer for Dave Erickson was approved by the Plan Commission, but not on tonight’s agenda; it will be on a future agenda.

Business Items-

Solicit Plow Truck Bids – Travis Leonard reported on the comparisons he has made and will circle back to all potential vendors for firm prices to present at the March 2023 Board meeting.

Tazeh Driveway Permit – The Board discussed whether a driveway permit was required to a garage behind the house. Motion made by Dan Truttmann that no permit would be required; second by Travis Leonard. Motion passed.

UTV Ordinance Follow-up – Travis Leonard reports he spoke with Green County UTV Club, who will provide signs. This will be re-evaluated.

Paulsen “Unlawful Taxes” Claim- Dan Truttmann reported that the Town’s attorney has reviewed the situation. The matter is now being reviewed by the Town’s insurance carrier. A written response is expected by the end of the month.

Lawsuit against Lafayette Bounty regarding EMS Services – Whether to Join the Suit or not – April Prussia moved that the Town of York put support behind it for the time being (no cost); second by Dan Truttmann. Motion carried.

Board Policy Resolution –  Dan Truttmann presented a possible resolution for the Board to consider regarding how to chair meetings should the Chairman be unable to chair temporarily. Board to read proposed resolution and discuss at next meeting.

Discuss and Consider for Action Recommendations from the Planning Commission Regarding Land Division Ordinance and Related Actions- Dan Truttmann reported the next step is to firm-up wording and present a draft to the Town’s attorney. The Board discussed at length. Dan Truttmann moved that revisions to the ordinance include the change from the previous 20 acres required for a dwelling unit to 35 acres, remove tier 2 from the Land Division Ordinance, any parcel 35 acres or less that already has a dwelling unit would not get a second unit, and previously granted dwelling units be grandfathered in; second by April Prussia. The topic was tabled awaiting feedback from attorney. To be revisited at March 2023 Board meeting.

Updated Tech for the Town Hall – The Board discussed checking with Tyler Richard and Lantech for ideas/bids.

Adjournment-  Dan Truttmann moved to adjourn; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:26 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Marilyn Zipsie, Clerk-Treasurer